Straight To The Point Blog

April 2nd, 2019

Calf Stretches: Video

Now that the weather is nice, people are getting back outside and running. But with running comes the dreaded tight calf muscles. Tight calves can lead to myriad other problems, like plantar fasciitis and ankle sprains. It’s important to properly stretch and loosen your calves to prevent injury. In this video, Point Performance’s Michal Tekle demonstrates Read More…

March 26th, 2019

Balance Exercises: Video

Many adults struggle with balance issues as they age. But the good news is, through simple home exercises, you can improve your balance. In this video, Point Performance’s Sandra Lee, DPT demonstrates how to challenge the three balance systems (vision, somatosensory system and vestibular system). Directions: Begin with your feet together and hands on hips. Try Read More…

March 12th, 2019

Baseball Shoulder Strengthening Exercises: Video

 Opening day of baseball season is almost upon us– is your arm ready? Throwing balls can put a lot of strain on your shoulders and before heading to the mound, you should prepare safely. In this video, Dr. Haim Hechtman demonstrates variations of shoulder external rotation routines that can help you get ready for Read More…

March 6th, 2019

Leg Exercises for Runners: Video

Now that Spring has sprung, runners are gearing up to hit the sidewalk and log some miles. In this video, Point Performance’s Narinder Singh, DPT demonstrates how to get your legs and hips in shape before lacing up your sneakers. With your gym’s pulley machine, you can work hips, knees, glutes and balance. Strengthening these muscles Read More…

February 6th, 2019

Combining Single Muscle Movements: Video

This time of year is packed with traveling to visit friends and family. It can be hard, if not impossible, to bring your gym with you. But in this video, Point Performance’s trainer Phil Silberman demonstrates how easy it is to string together a sequence of single muscle movements into a workout that can be Read More…

February 6th, 2019

Posture and TMJ: Video

If you have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), you’re familiar with the painful locking and clicking of your jaw when you open it. But did you know that your posture might be limiting your jaw mobility? In this video, Point Performance’s Sara Squires, DPT, demonstrates how poor posture can affect and worsen TMJ. First she assumes correct Read More…